Averøya

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Averøya
Averoy-Mekknoken-Norway.jpg
View of the island
Geography
Location Nordmøre, Norway
Coordinates 62°59′14″N 7°29′24″E / 62.9873°N 7.4901°E / 62.9873; 7.4901Coordinates: 62°59′14″N 7°29′24″E / 62.9873°N 7.4901°E / 62.9873; 7.4901
Area 165 km2 (64 sq mi)
Length 21 km (13 mi)
Width 19 km (11.8 mi)
Highest elevation 751 m (2,464 ft)
Highest point Mekknøken
Administration
County Møre og Romsdal
Municipality Averøy

Averøya is an island in the municipality of Averøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located north of the Romsdal peninsula surrounded by the Kornstadfjord on the west and the Kvernesfjord on the south and east. The main villages on the 165-square-kilometre (64 sq mi) island include Bruhagen, Kvernes, Kornstad, Kårvåg, Langøy, and Bremsnes.[1]

The island is connected to the mainland by the Atlanterhavsveien road, and it is connected to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel.

In popular culture[edit]

Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis made a music video about the island's need for an information sign. The video was recorded with a number of other Norwegian celebrities, (satirically) saying they are trying to raise money for a sign.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Averøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-19.